Thursday, May 24, 2012

Explore the "Better Life Index" and see how US Men and Women compare to other major developed countries. How does the US rate??

A very nice interactive made available by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development(OECD), a European agency that has an excellent reputation for producing economic and social data.

It is called the "Better Life Index".  It is an altenative way to mearsure national well-being.  You can select the key variable(s) you want to compare across borders with other countries and at the same time the differences between men and women within that country.  Below is one where I isolated Income and Education.  The US is on the far right.  The RED bubble is for Woment and the BLACK one for men.  I encourage you to check it out and fiddle with the variables. Is the US THAT bad a place?

Source: OECD
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